In recognizing the important role of caregivers in supporting the health and wellness of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working with ID.me to verify caregivers so that they may assist veterans through the identity verification process. This article explains how to apply for the VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers with ID.me.
Apply for Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
- Verify your identity, and the identity of the veteran you are assisting, with ID.me for the VA.
Note: To verify your identity, you will be asked to provide personal information including your Social Security Number.
Apply for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers along with the veteran you are helping get verified. After submitting the form, you’ll see a confirmation screen from the VA saying that you can print for your records.Tip: Each time the Veteran wants to add a new family caregiver, the Veteran and the new caregiver will need to submit a new application.
Once your identity has been verified, and you have applied for the VA caregiver application, a member of the Caregiver Support Program at the VA medical center where the Veteran plans to receive care will contact you to discuss your application and eligibility.
To find out more, call the VA Caregiver Support Line at 855-260-3274, or visit www.caregiver.va.gov.